News

October 9, 2014

Panopto: UW’s New Lecture Capture Solution Is Here

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UW’s new lecture capture solution, Panopto, is now available on all three campuses, following its successful pilot during the last academic year. Panopto offers superior reliability, easier video sharing with UW Canvas, a full-featured video editor and timely technical support. Learn more, register for a workshop or log in to Panopto. Also, UW-IT will move your Tegrity recordings to Panopto, upon request.

October 8, 2014

Canvas: New Grading Tools and Features

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Canvas, UW’s learning management system, has several new features this fall. The UW 4.0 Grade Scale makes it easier to set up and apply a 4.0 scale to assignments in a Canvas course. The highly requested draft state lets instructors control the visibility of content such as pages, assignments, quizzes or modules. Library resources, now available by default in the course navigation, provide students with links to relevant subject guides, research resources and contact information right from their Canvas course. Learn more online or register for a workshop.

October 7, 2014

E-RESOURCE: CB Insights, a Database of Companies and Investors

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Track global venture capital, investment trends, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and initial public offerings activity with CB Insights, a private company database of companies and investors. Search by industry sector, investment stage, company status, funding, location, industry and many more criteria. Brought to you by University Libraries. Note: Individual account required.

September 24, 2014

MyUW Mobile Now More Dynamic

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Just in time for fall quarter, a more dynamic MyUW Mobile makes it easy for UW students to track registration and get details about classes, textbooks and other academic information on any mobile device. What is displayed will change as the quarter progresses, from registration and class and schedule information to links to grades after quarter’s end. UW-IT built the new platform with input from students, who said they wanted personalized content and help with time management. See Meet the New MyUW Mobile page.

September 15, 2014

UW Students: Learn About Technology, Win Prizes at the 2014 Tech Expo—Sept. 24

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Find out more about the free technology, discounts and services available to you as a UW student at the Technology Expo on September 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Visit booths from several UW units, and also from Microsoft, Tableau, Apple, Parallels and more. Enter the student drawing for a chance to win prizes like iPad Minis, an Xbox One and a Dell Venue 7 tablet. The first 1000 attendees will receive a free T-shirt.

September 14, 2014

UWare: Software for the UW—Microsoft, Autodesk, SAS, SPSS and More

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Did you know that the UW provides popular software for its students, faculty and staff at reduced or no cost through “UWare,” thanks to licensing agreements with vendors? The UWare service is a collaboration among UW Purchasing, UW-IT and other departments to provide a cost-effective way to license and distribute widely used software such as Microsoft products, Sophos anti-virus, Matlab, Tableau and more. Learn about what software is available for download at the UWare website.

September 12, 2014

New UW Homepage Coming Soon

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A fresh new UW homepage is coming soon. The new Web page will include larger images, high-impact stories, fast facts, streamlined navigation and Quick Links to some of the UW’s most popular sites. The types of stories in the carousel atop the current UW homepage will now be highlighted on UW Today, a one-stop shop for news and information about the UW. Visit the Marketing blog to learn more about the new homepage and rollout plans.

September 10, 2014

Public Records Act: Helpful Tips for UW Faculty and Staff

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Did you know that almost every communication is a public record? UW faculty and staff can learn more about how to handle a public records request and get a handful of other key tips on a new Public Records Act page in IT Connect. There is a link to the Washington State Public Records Act as well as to the UW Public Records and Open Meetings Office, plus other helpful information.